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Update: One Year Ago Today...

By Danikaherrick @danikaherrick
...I painted my Formica kitchen countertops to look like marble.  I have received a lot of questions about how it was holding up over the past year so I decided to show you (and also I realized how many changes my kitchen has undergone!)
Here is my Ikea Docksta table I also painted today. This surface has the most wear since it used for homework and eating. There are a few permanent marker spots I can't remove, but I figure I can paint them out... Update: One year ago today...  Here is was a year ago... Update: One year ago today...  The counters one year ago... Update: One year ago today...  And today... Update: One year ago today... Upclose now...  Update: One year ago today...  I do have a few mystery marks I can't remove.  A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser takes off most marks and stains though. For those that are stubborn I will eventually paint them and add a fresh coat of polyurethane to the entire counter. That is the secret to keeping them looking new. Update: One year ago today...  What I found entertaining was all the changes.  Yes. It is a well known fact I like to change things up and I might be  crazy when it comes to all things decorative.   To me paint is like underwear and I change mine often. I was one of those kids that rearranged their room monthly, so this has been going on for a long time and I don't see it ending soon. I also get bored easily and am way too visually stimulated. 
In one year the kitchen had: 4 wall colors (turquoise, white, pink, and blue) 3 light fixtures 2 tables 2 types of chairs  2 different curtain panels and we replaced the dishwasher, refrigerator and faucet. Phew! Update: One year ago today... (the pink, orange and purple kitchen)
Update: One year ago today... (the "pink for a day- then the men in my life had to have opinions" kitchen)
 And the present kitchen.  Got my pink in little punches. Update: One year ago today...  The only remaining original appliance is the Brady Bunch ovens.  The top one broke, so they too will be leaving soon. Update: One year ago today...
 The one thing that hasn't changed?  The orange mudroom... Update: One year ago today...


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